Back home…

Hardy folk, those of us that love our NH racing and we have needed to be hardy to deal with what the weather has thrown at us over the last few days.  It’s part of what makes the sport so special, the same faces popping up all over the country, from the North, from the […]

29 November 2015|

Newcastle & Carlisle (I’ll forget about Musselburgh!)

So, a somewhat mediocre afternoon at Musselburgh, I was completely soaked early on and sat in traffic for an hour on the way home, the horses didn’t do a lot to cheer me up but all home safe and tucking in so I have certainly had worse days.   Bracing did actually run well staying […]

27 November 2015|

Musselburgh time tomorrow

Much milder today but chance of snow showers tomorrow night so must be turning colder.  We are heading to Musselburgh tomorrow with runners in each of the first three races, ground likely to be on the easy side of good.  We start with Bracing in the 12.35, 15 run and Blair rides – a course […]

26 November 2015|

Wetherby today

Mild and fair in Yorkshire this morning where we will be racing today at Wetherby. We have two runners ridden by Lucy on ground that is soft with heavy places. Bertalus has his second start for the stable in the 12.50, 10 run and whilst he will be better over further in due […]

25 November 2015|

Sedgefield tomorrow

Wet again but a brief window this morning after the rain and frost to do some schooling and we made the most of it.  Clan Chief, The Orange Rogue, Frankie’s Promise and Celestino schooled over fences and Lake View Lad, Secret Act, Back on the Road, The Bishop, Jane’s Fantasy, Bertalus, Road to Gold and Benny’s […]

23 November 2015|

Haydock tomorrow

Grimsville this morning, the wind has swung to the North East and has brought cold persistent rain that is turning to sleet and looks like will turn to wet snow later in the day.  Perfect for a drive to Haydock where Amy will be heading this afternoon with Jet Master who runs there in the […]

20 November 2015|

Hexham and Lucy

It rained and it rained and it rained, and then it rained again.  Arable ground wetter than I have seen it for several years, a reminder of why we ceased growing winter cereals 3 years ago, a refuge now for wildfowl in the winter months though regularly disturbed by horses sloshing through the wet as […]

17 November 2015|

Hexham, AP and the girls

The most dreich of mornings and it only seems appropriate that we are caste in gloom after the dreadful and shocking attacks in Paris.  My heart bleeds for a beautiful city that is cherished by so many of us, torn apart by the acts of maniacs and there is no doubt that it feels even […]

15 November 2015|

A memorable day at Ayr and on to Hexham tomorrow

Stormy tonight, extremely squally and not quite sure what is coming.

A fine day for the yard at Ayr yesterday with Another Mattie and Calivigny both winning in fine style, and it was so nearly a treble with Frankie’s Promise unshipping Brian Harding when looking in command at the last.

Great to see Frankie show his old […]

12 November 2015|

Ayr tomorrow

Mild, damp and windy – very mild in fact, an extraordinary 16 degrees driving back from Edinburgh at midnight last night – unreal, Scotland in November? Something must be wrong.  Extreme conditions at Carlisle yesterday and Massini’s Lady ran much as expected, jumping better than on her debut and staying on in rear for 4th.  Little […]

10 November 2015|